Kelly Warren, PhD
Kelly Warren currently holds the title of Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Physician Assistant Studies at Stony Brook University of New York. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Pace University in 2003, with a focus in biology and biochemistry. Following graduation, Kelly worked for a short time as a medical research associate at Brookhaven National Laboratory within a neuroimaging laboratory. This experience peaked her interest in pursuing graduate research studies. After enrolling at Stony Brook University, Kelly went on to earn her M.S. degree in Basic Health Sciences (2006) and her Ph.D. from the Department of Physiology and Biophysics (2008). Kelly pursued her graduate research in a neurophysiology laboratory focused on the control of breathing. Her research was aimed at evaluating the role of neurotransmission in establishing both eupnea and gasping behaviors, while also assessing the impact of psychiatric pharmacologics on respiratory symptoms associated with anxiety and panic disorders.
Following completion of her degree, she assumed the role of Research Instructor in Physiology and Biophysics at Stony Brook University and in 2013 was appointed as Research Assistant Professor and Director of the Master of Science Degree Program in Physiology and Biophysics. In this role, Kelly had the opportunity to work closely with the Stony Brook School of Medicine both with regards to instructional activities and also the recruitment and advising of students within the Associated Medical Schools of New York linkage program for underrepresented students in medicine. She continues to serve as a member of the Stony Brook School of Medicine Admissions Committee.
In 2016, Kelly transitioned to the School of Health Technology and Management at Stony Brook University to provide the physiology curriculum to its students. Here, Kelly is responsible for teaching Integrative Systems Physiology (HAS331/HAD350/HAP509) for students within physician assistant, clinical laboratory sciences, and respiratory care programs. Additional teaching responsibilities include serving as course director of Exercise Physiology for Physical Therapists (HAY517) and Research Design / Evidence-Based Medicine (HAP551), while also providing lectures in additional SHTM program coursework. Kelly enjoys participating as a mentor in guiding select physician assistant students through their MS thesis research requirement. She additionally has participated as a committee member in Ph.D. research with the Health and Rehabilitation Sciences program. Within the SHTM, Kelly is currently serving as the SHTM faculty assembly secretary.
Select Research and Publications:
- Abstract: Seth M, Warren K, Lamberg EM. Minimal change in metabolic activity of individuals with trans-tibial amputation following prosthesis mass alterations. American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists, 43rd Academy Annual Meeting and Scientific Symposium, March 2019.
- Abstract: Seth M, Lamberg EM, Warren K. Effect of prosthesis mass configuration on energy cost for individuals with trans-tibial amputation: case report. American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists, 43rd Academy Annual Meeting and Scientific Symposium, March 2017.
- Gandhi J, Dagur G, Warren KA, Smith NL, Zumbo A, Khan SA. The role of diabetes mellitus in sexual and reproductive health: an overview of pathogenesis, evaluation, and management. Curr Diabetes Rev, 2017 13(6):573-581. DOI: 10.2174/1573399813666161122124017
- A.L. Negrón, M. Beymer, G. Yu, K.A. Warren, M. Acosta-Martínez. Prolonged hyperglycemia & hyperinsulinemia increases BDNF mRNA expression in the posterior ventromedial hypothalamus and the dorsomedial hypothalamus of fed female rats. Neuroscience, September 2015 Volume 303: 422-432. DOI: 10.1016/j.neuroscience.2015.07.018
- Gautam Dagur, Kelly Warren, and Sardar Kahn. Neuro-urological Manifestations of Parkinson’s Disease. International Journal of Neuroscience. June 2016; 126(6):481-487. DOI: 10.3109/00207454.2015.1048548
- Warren, K.A. and I.C. Solomon. Chronic serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake transporter inhibition modifies basal respiratory output in adult mouse in vitro and in vivo. Respiratory Neurophysiology and Neurobiology, 2012 Oct 15;184(1):9-15. DOI: 10.1016/j.resp.2012.07.004
- Warren, K.A. and I.C. Solomon. Glutamatergic neurotransmission is not essential for, but plays a modulatory role in, the production of gasping in the arterially-perfused adult rat. Adv. Exp. Med. Biol. 2008; 605:423-427. (Special Issue entitled “Modeling and Control of Breathing: Integration in Respiratory Control: From Genes to Systems”).